Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 21 October, 2014
Updated 21 October, 2014
1,794 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 131 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Predictable paycheck, management wont fire you if your a sleezebag (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be quite nonexistent depending on the program and location you are in (in 28 reviews)

  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 53 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Responsibilities and opportunities given early on and up to you if you can perform and shine. Great support from managers and fellow coworkers. The opportunity to learn by doing and from others around you can be underrated. Work/life balance is great especially considering the 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off!). Opportunity of visibility is there (get to present your own analysis) and many programs offers the possibility of lateral movements to increase exposure within the company. Overall, a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    I'd say pay raises are below industry standards and benefits have been reduced over time. You typically need to put in your time to get up in the company...even though your performance speaks otherwise. Many levels of management and multiple bosses can get confusing and feels like there might be too many managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation in the form of pay raises would be nice, though that is up to the director level. Management does a great job to help you get visibility within the company which can lead to movement anywhere in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Computer Systems Analyst was a very challenging and rewarding job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Newport News, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Newport News, VA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Support from management very strong and great working enviroment

    Cons

    None, job was very rewarding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, stability, growth opportunities, Diversity, Flexibility

    Cons

    Everything is great as long as you carefully manage your career. Your internal network is extremely important. Good people carry their people around the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and deal with problems as soon as you know they exist. Do skip levels, find out what's going on, retention and turnover go hand in hand. When an entire department leaves it's probably an indicator that something is going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place; not great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The internship program is just getting started so they're working on bringing in a lot of speakers and organizing events for interns to attend. Work was relatively meaningful and the team was encouraging.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and company culture seems to be stuck in the 80s; while it's starting to change, there's definitely a strong presence of office politics and gossip. Business organization also is loosely scattered; while my own internship was a positive experience in terms of work I did and the coworkers I was with, I was one of the lucky ones, as other interns I knew felt dissatisfied and bored at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Schedule, Leading edge Technologies and training

    Cons

    Salaries aren't Competitive and No more pension

  7.  

    Northrop Grumman: A place to learn and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    With a broad portfolio of programs and clients, and a focus on developing the next generation of leaders, Northrop Grumman is a fantastic company for engineers, systems analysts, programmers, and more.

    Cons

    As a large, multi-national firm, you need to be perform both locally and globally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to find new, exciting ways to provide professional growth paths for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    NG is a good company to get a lot of experience, once you are in you can move around.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Palmdale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Palmdale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Opportunities to move around. Holiday at Christmas time.

    Cons

    It all depends on who your coworkers are and who your manager is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have a great manager, so I will be staying in my job for a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flex time
    9/80 work schedule
    On site cafeteria
    Great work life balance
    Plenty of room for upward mobility
    they pay for grad school

    Cons

    There is not an official training program, so it is hard to get the hang of it at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    incorporate an official training program for new hires in each department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I am forever grateful for the experience I received working at NGIT.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Reston, VA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Like any company, I am sure it depends on the team you end up with, but my experience was excellent. It was a top notch project team that had been together for quite a while and knew their job well. They had excellent benefits, The project was interesting. While I started in testing, once I received my degree in programming they allowed me to make a lateral transition over to development where I got 6 years of invaluable experience.

    Cons

    When a team has worked together for such a long time, some "imperfections" are learned to be ignored. There were a few people on the team that were very difficult to deal with, but from a pure institutional knowledge and value, impossible to get rid of. It took me quite a while to learn not only how to get over these people's rudeness, but to dish it back out to them to make progress in our communication. Once they learned they would not be able to walk over me, we worked fine, and I think they even learned to respect my contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be better to keep your employees more up to speed on the contract situation and where things stand on a more regular basis. The rumors that flew around that place due to lack of information brought the overall moral way down, and didn't really need to. Overall I think it's a great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior CM

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CM in Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - CM in Herndon, VA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great Managers. Great location

    Cons

    Not challenging enough. Client made life very hard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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